Within the project “EVA IRFAM – There is Hidden Violence Affecting Migrant Women“, in the period September 2022 – March 2023, 3 capacity building sessions were organized and carried out with representatives of public authorities and non-governmental organizations in the field of migration/violence.
The capacity building sessions aimed to improve the response to the issue of gender-based violence among migrants/refugees by developing minimum standards of intervention and prevention and work tools adapted to them.
During the capacity building sessions, topics such as aspects of transcultural work, harmful traditional practices, the cultural dimension of gender-based violence, gender-based violence in war and conflict zones, trauma, support, and assistance for people exposed to gender-based violence, the Istanbul protocol, the role of the mediator vs. of the interpreter and the importance of their experience in building trust, etc.
The sessions were supported by Norwegian and Swiss experts with extensive experience working on gender-based violence in war and conflict zones and the consequences it can have on the migrant population and refugees.
Representatives from the authorities with the role of protection and intervention in cases of violence, but also from the authorities with the role of support and provision of services to victims, as well as NGOs whose field of activity is migration/violence were invited to participate in these sessions.